Week on the Cheap: Monday, March 5th – Thursday, March 8th

Article of the Week:
Best Times to Go Shopping” by Janet Fowler for Yahoo Financially Fit.

Monday, March 5th:
– The 2012 Chinook Book is on sale for just $12 at area New Seasons Markets until Tuesday, all coupons are valid until October 31st. If you need a reminder as to why you should get one, please revisit our post from January!
– The City Club of Portland presents “Schools Making A Difference: Portraits of Excellence, Engagement and Equity,” with a 6:15pm screening of the film “The Finland Phenomenon: Inside the World’s Most Surprising School System” at the Hollywood Theater. Free and open to the public, but space is limited: registration is required. Contact Amy Harris at City Club of Portland amy@pdxcityclub.org or 503-228-7231 x110.
– “Stories of Trust: Calling for a Climate Recovery,” 6:30pm film screening and reception at the Jean Vollum EcoTrust building in the Pearl. Free for all ages, open to the public.
OMSI Science Pub presents “Food Fray: Inside the Controversy over Genetically Modified Food,” 7:00pm at McMenamins Bagdad Theater. $5 suggested donation, open to the public and all ages are welcome.
Boiler Room Open Mic 10th Anniversary comedy show, 9:00pm, free. Adults only!

Tuesday, March 6th:
Doctor Who Social, 5:30pm – 7:30pm at Multnomah County Central Library, free.
– Free ‘Lightweight Backpacking Basics‘ class at REI in Hillsboro’s Streets of Tanasbourne. An REI backpacking expert will provide excellent tips on lightweight backpacking techniques, 7:00pm – 8:30pm. Register online.
– Cort and Fatboy present Geek Trivia, 7:00pm at McMenamins Kennedy School. Play free for great prizes, 21 and over only (minor okay with an adult).

Wednesday, March 7th:
– World Forestry Center’s Wondrous Wednesday: admission is just $3 per person to the Discovery Museum, 10:00am – 5:00pm. See the new exhibit ‘Masters of the Night: The True Story of Bats.’ Please note that there is also a $4 parking fee.
– Marquee Diversity Events (MDE) presents Mark Zupan “Murderball: Smashing Stereotypes,” 7:00pm at Firstenburg Student Commons inside Vancouver’s Washington State University campus. Free and open to the public, seating is limited — please reserve your seating.

Thursday, March 8th:
Nau Warehouse Sale begins with doors opening at 10:00am at 525 NW 10th in the Pearl district. Save up to 80% off past seasons Nau product for men and women.
– Free lecture “Your Next Destination: An Encore Career,” 7:00pm at Beaverton City Library. From web site: “Laura Schlafly, an Encore Career Specialist, will give a 1-hour presentation for mid-to-late career or retired professionals who are: mid-40’s or older and in career transition; 50+, ready to retire and want to know about options other than total retirement; and/or, Boomers who are considering a work/life balance, including becoming an entrepreneur. This workshop is free and open to the public. No registration required.”
– “My Time in the Congo and Other Random Observations,” an evening with Mercy Corps’ Lorina McAdam, former Country Director in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 7:00pm at the Mercy Corps Action Center (Skidmore Fountain MAX stop). This lecture is free and open to the public. Please register for this lecture by emailing to: rsvpevent@mercycorps.org with “McAdam” in the subject line. Please note you will not receive a reply unless we have reached maximum capacity.
– Action/Adventure Theatre presents “Danny and the Deep Blue Sea: An Apache Dream,” 8:00pm at Action/Adventure Theatre (1050 SE Clinton). Admission tonight is “pay-what-you-will.”

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